A message from the Mayor of LisleMay 26, 2015 09:06AM ● By Katelyn Nelson
Summer is on our doorstep and you can feel it in the air. Grass seemed to turn green overnight, plants suddenly emerged from the ground and birds started singing at 5am! This is not surprising as Lisle is a great place for “growth.” Many residents and businesses have thrived in the Village for decades. One of these residents is Frank Kaminsky. Frank was born and raised in Lisle and graduated from St. Joan of Arc and Benet Academy. Frank was recently named the 2014/2015 “NCAA All-American and Naismith College Player of the Year!” As you can see from our picture taken April 16, honorary “Frank Kaminsky Day,” he truly “grew up” in Lisle and the entire community is extremely proud of him. We are also very proud of the Benet Redwings, who went on to win the “Girls Basketball State Championship” this season! These talented young people demonstrate they have what it takes to succeed in the world by demonstrating dedication, teamwork, responsibility and more.
For growth to occur, the environment has to be favorable. Lisle residents have continually supported environmentally focused initiatives. This year’s Sustainable Saturday was a huge success, diverting 34,267 pounds of electronics, 2,296 pounds of batteries, 2,320 pounds of scrap metal, 1,500 pounds of home-improvement materials, 1,515 pounds of light bulbs and many other recyclable items from local landfills. To meet this community’s on-going recycling needs, the Monthly Electronics Recycling Events have returned to Lisle on the third Saturday of each month, from 9am to 11am at 4930 Lincoln Ave. (Rte. 53).
To grow often means trying new things and I hope you will like these new initiatives occurring in the Village: a summer concert series at beautiful PrairieWalk Pond, the relocation of the French Market to PrairieWalk Pond, an open house at the Lisle Police Department, new banners along Warrenville Rd. (highlighting one of our major assets, the Corporate Corridor) and new downtown way-finding signs.
We will also be removing 950 ash trees on the public parkway and planting 1,200 new trees over the next few years to help re-grow our urban forest after the devastating effects of the Emerald Ash Borer. You’ll find more information about these activities in this edition of Neighbors and at villageoflisle.org.
Finally, congratulations to Mark Boyle, Cathy Cawiezel and Bob Mandel, who were all re-elected to new four year terms on the village board. I look forward to working with them to continue Lisle’s growth and development.
Mayor Joe Broda